In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l... Read more
It’s dinner time again and all of your tried and true recipes your family loves call for cups of oil, sticks of butter, and several ounces of whole milk. But you have the solution – smart substitutions.
For starters... Read more
If you're concerned about heart health, then you probably take steps to reduce your cholesterol and keep your blood pressure in check. But there's another important measure you should be aware of: your triglycerides. People with high triglyce... Read more
Evidence suggests that on February 14, 269 A.D., Valentine was martyred for secretly marrying countless couples and bringing together true love. Legend has it that the emperor of the time, Claudius II, believed that marriage weakened his army and... Read more
My dad died a month ago and in the weeks leading up to his death and after, all the momentum and energy I've had into my weight loss has gone out the window. Fortunately I've only gained 6 lbs back, but having a hard time re-engaging in the rigors of... Read more
I don't know, should I be?
I've managed to gain and lose plenty of weight over my lifetime and I can honestly say, it's always been a combination of good and bad choices. It isn't always as simple as Taco Bell = Bad Choice = Gain Weight or Sala... Read more
Committing to this is everything. I stopped for no good reason. Left Hip flexor injury and right sprained ankle made me miserable. Got back into the water for therapy and now back to this.... Read more
I am very excited about this time...this is the longest I have ever tracked my calories. And I have to say I am under 170 pounds!!! it's been a long time since I have been under 170...My husband is doing this with me and it has helped him doing it wi... Read more
Hey everyone! I'm Jess, once upon a time I was fit and healthy. I got married, had a baby, blinked and I was 100 lbs over weight. *sigh*
I've spent the last 5 years in this whirlwind of gaining weight, trying to lose weight, gaining it back and fee... Read more
As part of our research for "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight," we conducted a "Ditch the Diet Taste Test." We asked successful SparkPeople members, yo-yo dieters and others to answer questions about weigh... Read more
I was minding my own business the other day, checking out some of my favorite health and fitness blogs when I stumbled upon a link to a blog post called "Where's the Fat?" by Mark Sisson. I was immediately intrigued."I’ve always been puzzled over the... Read more
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